Pindari Glacier

Updated: Feb 13

This is a documentary on Pindari Glacier and its mysterious characteristics. This documentary by Nandan Singh Salal #vacation #dream #summer #treking #adventure #Mhadev #omparvat#vyasvalley#uttarakhand


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The Pindari Glacier is a glacier found in the upper reaches of Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. The glacier is about three kilometer long and 365 meters wide [1] and gives rise to the Pindari River which meets the Alakananda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district.


Pindari and kafni glacier trek route Details.


The trail to reach the glacier crosses the villages of Saung, Loharkhet, Crosses over the Dhakuri Pass, Continues on to Khati village (the last inhabited village on the trail),Dawali, Phurkia and finally Zero Pint, Pindar, the end of the trail. Though most of the trail is along the banks of the Pindari River is mostly hidden until after Khati.





The Pindari Glacier trail Covers a 90 Km (56Mi) round - trail trek most people find comfortable to complete in six days. The Pindari Glacier is also famous for other adventure sports like ice climbing and mountain biking.


Several Survey Done By GOVT. Of India


Several surveys have mapped the retreat of Pindari over the years. The glacier was first surveyed by G.de P.Cotter in 1906. A 1958 survey by Amber P Tiwari and Jamgpangi in connection with the International Geophysical Year. recorded a retreat of 1,040m (3,410ft)in the fifty two years since 1906. A 1966 survey recorded a further retreat of 200m (600ft)and discovered that a branch of the glacier, the chhanguch branch, had separated and formed a separate ice shelf. As a result of the separation, the glacier lost several thousand cubic meters of ice. Recent studies have shown that the glacier has retreated an additional 1,569.01 Kilometers between 1976 and 2014, possibly because of climate change. [3] This accelerating retreat, along with the retreat of other Himalayan glacier, is likely to have an adverse impact on agriculture in the entire Ganges region since the Pindari River feeds the Alaknanda River, a since the Pindari River feeds the Alaknanda River, a headstream of Ganges.

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